His Eminence 7thKyabjeLing Rinpoche's visit to Russia in July 2023was significant in deepening the spiritual bond between India and Russia, as well as its importance for the global Buddhist communities. The visit, at the invitation of Khambo Lama DambaAyushdeev, included blessings, discussions, and a consecration ceremony at the AginskyDatsan. Moreover, an exhibition on ancient Buddhist thangkas from Buryatia at the Embassy celebrating the Buddhist connection between India and Russia, which was graced by HE.
During his visit, Ling Rinpoche's gesture of gifting sacred volumes and tablets symbolized his wish for the datsan's success and the well-being of all living beings.
Additionally, the role of KushokBakula Rinpoche in the resurgence of Buddhism in Russia and Mongolia was also discussed.H E Ling Rinpoche's visit honouredhis legacy which has been fostering ties between the two countries. Among other issues, H E Ling Rinpoche's active participation in international gatherings and collaborations with the Dalai Lama were also deliberated. The topics of interaction, including science and Buddhism, further underscores his commitment to promoting peace, harmony, and mutual understanding on a global scale.